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"...it really speaks to the middle school/middle grade age..." (Esther Keller, School Library Journal's "Good Comics for Kids" blog)

“In addition to the graphic storytelling, Nate’s cartoons interspersed among Peirce’s panels could provide teachers and librarians with great opportunities to incorporate this series into programs or lessons on cartooning and writing.” (Snow Wildsmith, Booklist)

“…if you’re looking for a new series to introduce your kids to this upcoming holiday season, chances are they’ll really like these collections.” (Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool)

“Big Nate is super funny. I love these books.” (Appeal-Democrat)

About the Author

Lincoln Peirce has been drawing the Big Nate comic strip for more than 20 years. Born in Ames, Iowa, Peirce grew up in Durham, New Hampshire. As a kid, he began creating his own strips in the sixth grade. Peirce taught high school in New York City and has created several animated pilots for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his family.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Big Nate
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Pap/Pstr edition (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449425666
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449425661
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (413 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lincoln Peirce (pronounced "purse") is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist/writer in Portland, Maine. He lives with his wife and two children, and gives lectures to students about cartoon creating. Peirce is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, that debuted in 1991 and appears in 250 newspapers in the US and online daily at www.comics.com, and is featured on the website Poptropica, www.poptropica.com. His is the author of Big Nate: In a Class by Himself and Big Nate: Strikes Again, the first two books in the Big Nate series, and BIG NATE FROM THE TOP, a collection of the most hilarious BIG NATE comic strips (Andrews McMeel, Fall 2010 pub). Lincoln Peirce was born in Iowa, earned a B.A. from Colby College, a Master's Degree in drawing/painting from Brooklyn College, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has also taught art Xavier High School in New York. A fan and collector of classic country music, Lincoln also hosts a radio show called South by Southwest, dedicated to honky tonk and western swing, from 8:30 to 10:30 every Monday morning on WMPG (a community radio station in Portland, Maine). A huge thrill of his was interviewing Willie Nelson on board his tour bus a few years ago. You can visit him online at www.bignatebooks.com, where Lincoln blogs twice a week.

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New York Times Best-selling author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce delivers a fun-filled story with adorable characters that will make you laugh out loud. Nate is well-known in school by his friends and suffering teachers of his behavior and mischief he always gets into. He also knows very much about detention. However, competing with the intelligent Gina on test grades is simply not his style, but will he change his mind and surprise everyone? This funny story will grab the reader's attention to find out what Nate is up to. School life with Nate and his pals entertains, is delightful, and enjoyable. The Big Nate Comic Strip is popular, and the author has contributed animated pilots for cartoon TV shows. Highly Recommended!
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This book, Big Nate makes the grade, is the greatest book in the series. If I feel bored or want to read something, I would go and grab that book of the shelf immediately. Every page in this book fills you with jokes that will blow your mind. It talks about Nates adventures during school life and also summer break life. He has to go through the furious and evil Mrs. Godfrey, and deal with the Braniac Gina who always tries different ways of getting him in trouble. As everything happens to him, he tries to be the best he can, with his style and humor.
All the other books I've read like this one is nothing really compared to this book. I would say you should read this, because books such as diary of a wimpy kid sometimes doesn't make me laugh a lot, or sometimes it doesn't really make sense. So I would recommend this to people who like comedy and comics to. All to fans of big Nate, come and buy it immediately and start reading.

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Nate Wright is back in this latest collection of "Big Nate" comics from Andrews McMeel Publishing. This collection of strips follows Nate through an entire year of school, from buying back to school socks before the new school year begins to all the pranks Nate plays on the last day of school, known to Nate as Prank Day. "Big Nate" comics are about one mischievous middle school student and middle school students are the target audience of this comic strip. There are a lot juvenile words used, e.g. jerkface and Nate constantly gets into trouble for making fun of his teacher. However, Nate really is a fun loving teacher who deep down, actually likes his teacher, Mrs. Godfrey. The story lines I liked best in BIG NATE MAKES THE GRADE were the ones that dealt with Nate playing Chess. For those new to "Big Nate" comics, the cover of the book is misleading (Nate is holding up a paper with an A+ on it to Gina) because Nate does not get an A+ anywhere in the book. New copies of BIG NATE MAKES THE GRADE include a poster of Big Nate.
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I really liked this book because it was funny! Mate is in trouble now!I give this book five stars.awesome book!
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I love this book it is a deal to have a great
book is a great book to make a app for the kindle fire!! Eat that diary of a wimpy kid (aka dumb
book)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If your kids like comic strip characters for a quick fun read, then Big Nate will work just right. A great character for boys who don't necessarily want to have their nose in a typical chapter books. As Nate prepares for another ambitious school year, he fondly refers to school as the "Chamber of Horrors," he begins by trying to find a replacement pair of lucky socks. His old pair are stinky and falling apart from lack of washing. Once in class, Nate is finding that not much has changed. He still has bad luck, he gets on his teachers nerves and some fellow classmates still think he is a jerk and have no problem expressing it.

Nate's laughable point of view will have kids chuckling about his brand of luck and interaction at school. Throughout the pages kids will enjoy his various guides for school "Do's and Don'ts" and "Survive or Else" and "Faculty Interviews" and there are plenty more.
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I liked this story I gave it a 5 star rating because it spoke to me like what is Nate going to do next
like if he makes mean pranks on his teacher Miss Godfrey if he will open up his locker and he will find something cool like a 10 dooler Bill or a CD. Nate is a unpredictable kid. He always fails to get girls like Jenny. His rival Arthur is being nice to teachers girls and Nate. Nate didn't Like Arthur but he is starting to become friends with him he even bought him a snicker . I recommend this book to Big Nate fans because if you thought the others were good he is way more unpredictable so you would like it.
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I'm not a new age, everybody gets a trophy because they tried kind of person. But this kid has nothing to say nice about anybody. Constantly gets into trouble, sent to principal and detention and is rather proud of it. High fives all around! Not the kind of influence I want on my kid. I don't mind some mischief, but not being a down right little spit!
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